Ethiopia’s experiment with federalism (part III)

Published: 8/Jan/2016
Source: Addis Standard

In this series of reflections, I touched upon the major stages in the evolution of the Ethiopian experiment with federalism. I highlighted the range of stories that one could tell about the federal experiment in the course of the contestations over its historical origin and necessity, its political rationale, its present mode of operation, or its future trajectory.

I suggested that there are three stories that can be told about the federal experiment in Ethiopia, i.e., the stories of nostalgia, triumphalism, and of longing.

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Themes: Discrimination, Ethnic/Racial/Religious, Internal Citizenship
Regions: East Africa, Ethiopia
Year: 2016